Pembrokeshire County Council has received £2.4 million in Transport Grant allocation from the Welsh Government for the next 12 months.

It is the fourth highest allocation across Wales.

The bulk of the money - more than £1.1 million - will be spent on access improvements to Fishguard town centre.

This includes constructing a new link road between High Street and West Street – commonly known as the Chimneys link – as well as a new bus focal point with coach pick-up and drop-off locations.

And more than £700,000 will go towards a Pembrokeshire Active Travel Package comprising:

• infrastructure improvements on the Warrior Way to Waterloo road in Pembroke Dock

• shared use path at Newhouse Bridge alongside the A4075 south of Canaston

• a foothpath beween Cwmgwennol and Rhodewood House alongside the B4316 in Saundersfoot

• shared-use path from Pelcomb Bridge to Pelcomb Cross.

Some £300,000 has been allocated to a ‘Safe Routes in Communities’ project with the focus on providing and improving walking and cycling routes to the new Hakin/Hubberston school now being built.

The remaining funding will go towards a route awareness scheme for the A4075; road safety training schemes such as Kerbcraft and Drive for Life and producing integrated network maps for Active Travel which is a statutory requirement.

Darren Thomas, the Council’s Head of Highways and Construction, said: “With local authorities across Wales having to compete for limited levels of transport grant, this is an excellent outcome for the county.

“It will allow us to deliver a number of key highway and sustainable transport improvements.”